Thursday, April 27, 2006
Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
Baby shower honors Carrie Palmer April 30
There will be a pot-luck meal on Sunday, April 30, at 5 pm, at Carey Chapel Baptist Church. The Bluff City Quartet will be special guests for the Fifth Sunday Singing.
I had a great time with my great-grandchildren hunting eggs on Easter Sunday afternoon. It made me feel like a kid again.
Sarah Pannell had surgery as an out-patient at the Germantown Community Hospital on Friday. A get well wish is sent to her.
Mary Mills was recently a patient at the Baptist Collierville Hospital. A get well wish is sent to her.
A “Come and Go” baby shower will be held April 30, from 2-4 pm for Carrie and Eric Palmer at Thirty Conner Ave. , Mt. Pleasant. The baby is a girl and due to arrive on June 20.
Our sympathy is expressed to the Bryant family who lost their home and belongings in a house fire recently.
Kathy Goode and I attended the Quilt Exhibit at the First Presbyterian Educational Building on Saturday, during the Pilgrimage. Martha Fant met us there and we enjoyed seeing all the beautiful quilts on display.
I received a telephone call from William Walker from Jackson, Mississippi, recently. He wanted to let me know how much he enjoyed my column in The South Reporter.
Kathy Curl, from Barton, visited Kathy Goode on Thursday afternoon.
A memorial service was held at the FBC, Mt. Pleasant, for Jackie Richards last Saturday. Rev. David Goode officiated. Love and sympathy are expressed to this family.
As a child growing up I remember when the kinfolks and neighbors had to entertain themselves just as we kids did. In the winter months they got together to play dominoes, Forty Two and Rook cards. There was lots of loud talking and laughing. The adult men always liked to see who could tell the biggest and scariest tale. We kids got to watch and listen for awhile, but usually the games went late on Saturday night and we were made to go to bed.
Mama always made coffee for them to drink and sometimes she even made a cake. After they finished about midnight they would decide whose house they would meet at the next Saturday night.
Nowadays the telephone, TV, computers and other electronics have taken the place of good old country fellowship that the people had in the old days.
During the winter months, when my husband was living, we sat around the table and played dominoes instead of watching the TV. The table still has slick spots where we wore off the finish shuffling the dominoes. When I look back at all those memories I need to write another book, so that my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren can understand what we mean by the “good old days.”
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